After more than five months of work, Illinois' legislative leaders announced Wednesday they've reached a deal to help solve the state's $100 billion pension problem, considered the nation's worst. Read more »
A federal bankruptcy judge has cleared the way for American Airlines and US Airways to complete their merger and create the world's largest airline. Read more »
A top international economic body warned Wednesday that Greece's crippling recession is likely to continue into next year, and urged bailout creditors to intervene as soon as possible to make the... Read more »
Drugstore chain operator CVS Caremark Corp. said Wednesday that it has agreed to buy the drug infusion business Coram LLC, a unit of Apria Healthcare Group Inc., for $2.1 billion. Read more »
Businesses spent less last month on machinery, computers and most other items, lowering orders for U.S. long-lasting factory goods. The decline suggests companies may have been reluctant to invest... Read more »
A measure of the U.S. economy's health increased in October, suggesting consumers and businesses mostly shrugged off the 16-day partial government shutdown. Read more »
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped 10,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 316,000, a sign that workers are in less danger of being laid off. Read more »
As car enthusiasts converge on the annual Guangzhou auto show, few have anything except a shiny new set of wheels in mind. But explosive growth that transformed China into the world's largest auto... Read more »
No one begs Santa Claus for cheaper gasoline. Yet falling gas prices are shaping up as an unexpected gift for drivers — and for people on their holiday shopping lists. Read more »
World stock markets eked out modest gains Wednesday as Wall Street looked set to add to a string of milestones ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. Read more »
U.S. home prices rose more slowly in September than in August, a sign that weaker sales are preventing the kinds of sharp price gains that occurred earlier this year. Read more »
China wants to do business in Eastern Europe, the prime minister said Tuesday, as he and 300 company executives prepared to meet the region's political leaders. Read more »
Oil prices could be headed lower after the preliminary nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers, even though it does not loosen sanctions on Iran's oil exports. Read more »
The Food and Drug Administration is lifting severe safety restrictions on the former blockbuster diabetes pill Avandia, citing recent data suggesting that the much-debated medication does not... Read more »
Developers have bought the oil and gas rights to about three-fourths of the available federal land in western North Dakota, pushing prices to record levels despite industry complaints that the... Read more »
BlackBerry's interim chief executive has shaken up BlackBerry's management team in a move seen as prelude to him taking the top job himself. Read more »
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is ushering in a changing of the guard as the world's largest retailer confronts slower growth and challenges to its reputation. Read more »
WASHINGTON — The U.S. government "really blew it" on conducting surveillance programs that riled foreign leaders and domestic skeptics, Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said... Read more »
The budding entrepreneurs wear blue sweat pants labeled "prisoner" and huge, flapping blue shirts. Their doors are triple locked, and lunch is a stale peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Complicating... Read more »
The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes fell in October for the fifth straight month. Higher mortgage rates, price increases and the 16-day partial government shutdown held back... Read more »
A costly divorce coupled with rock-bottom milk prices left dairy farmer Shane Giese deep in debt and uncertain about his future. Read more »
This holiday season, Americans may not spend their green unless they see more red. Read more »
Dirk Thompson III doesn't hold out much hope that he and the 750 other victims in a nationwide meningitis outbreak will ever see much, if any, compensation for the deaths and illnesses caused by... Read more »
Some were locked out by software that didn't believe they were in New Jersey. Others had their credit cards rejected, their Social Security numbers questioned and their utility bills requested. Read more »
Representatives of the nation's largest diesel fuel retailer are to be in court in Little Rock for a settlement hearing in a $70 million lawsuit by customers who the company acknowledges were... Read more »
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